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Symbol, Motif, Theme
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Three Important Devices Know These Symbol An object that represents something more significant that just itself Motif A recurring element or idea a phrase image repetition of similar symbols repetition of an issueattitude ID: 550350 Download Presentation

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Symbol, Motif, ThemeSlide2

Three Important Devices: Know These

Symbol: An object that represents something more significant that just itself

Motif: A

recurring

element or idea; a phrase; image; repetition of similar symbols; repetition of an issue/attitude

Theme: Overall insight the author hopes to convey through the text about the real world; since it’s a message, it must be a full sentenceSlide3

Quick Review: Which of the answers below satisfies the definition for a theme?

The glass slipper

Good typically prevails over evil

Good vs. evil

Spontaneous friendshipSlide4

Motif Example--In Star Wars

: Recurring SOUNDS

Each character gets his/her own “theme” music

The audience recognizes these melodies and can anticipate a “good”

This motif helps to establish yet another motif --> good vs. evilSlide5

Why should you care about motifs?

Authors put them there on purpose

Motifs reveal the significant elements of the text that you are investigating

Motifs are stepping stones to identifying the themes of the book you are reading

And, themes are the whole reason we read!Slide6

How do I identify a motif on my own?

Identify a pattern or recurring idea in the text

Track that pattern as you read (always annotating, always thinking)

Draw conclusions about that pattern as you learn significant detailsSlide7

How do symbols, motifs, and themes work together?Slide8

Notice that there are MANY symbols, SOME motifs, but very FEW themes.Slide9

Think about Of Mice and Men

What are some symbols (objects

that represent something more significant that just themselves)?

What are some motifs? A

recurring

element or idea; a phrase; image; repetition of similar symbols; repetition of an issue/attitude

What is a theme, based on the symbols and motifs you noticed? Slide10

One more way to solidify your thinking on symbol, motif, and theme. Look closely at the following picture.Slide11

What is the/a symbol in this photo?

Time

Clocks

The human obsession with time is unnatural in the natural world. Slide12

What is a/the motif?

Time

Clocks

The human obsession with time is unnatural in the natural world. Slide13

What is the/a theme?

Time

Clocks

The human obsession with time is unnatural in the natural world. Slide14

What MOTIFS emerge from these four paintings by Edward Hopper?

Shom More....
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